Classic Speedsters of the 1930's - Auburn 851 Speedster

Cook Islands 2006 - $2 - Classic Speedsters of the 1930's - Auburn 851 Speedster - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

There are four 2006 dated 1930's Classic Speedsters coins struck from 1oz of pure silver. No more than 6,000 of each coin will be issued by the New Zealand Mint. The coins are legal tender of the Cook Islands.
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Country Cook Islands
Year 2006
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 2
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40 mm
Mintage 6000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $69.03
Coin Story

The 1930s were the most remarkable and tumultuous decades in the saga of the automobile. This is especially so for sporting cars which took on a quite different appearance from the scant-bodied roadsters of the 1910s. The Classic sports cars of the 30s were speedsters and were an extravagance reserved for playboys, celebrities and those unique individuals who enjoyed a fast car and an open road in their youth and still wanted more.

In celebration of this classic era in speedster automobiles the New Zealand Mint limited has produced a series of four of the most beautiful classic sports cars of their time. Exquisitely illustrated in full colour renditions on 1oz Silver uncirculated coins this series showcases the best of the best in Sports cars of its time.

Auburn 851 Speester:
Designer Gordon Buehrig and engine designer Augie Duesenberg were tasked with creating a new design for 1935. A V-12 Speedster was used as a starting point. The front-end, cowl, and bonnet were completely reworked. It was given a convertible body-style that was low and complimented its small side windows. The masculine look of the Auburn 851 was due in part to its teardrop headlamps, chrome exhaust pipes, pontoon fenders, and newly styled grille and hood.

Reverse Design

The reverse of each coin bears a full colour image of the featured car. It has the inscriptions "1930's Classic Speedsters", "$2", "1 oz 999 silver" and the car type.

Obverse Design

The obverse of the coin features the Raphael Maklouf effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year - 2006, and the denomination of NZ$2.00.

Packaging

The set is presented in an attractive wooden case with printed panels. Each 1930's Classic Speedsters box set comes with a four-page full colour Certificate of Authenticity issued by New Zealand Mint.

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